The Honda CR-V might just be one of the most boring vehicles that is out on the market, however it has been topping the sales charts. During August of this year it became the top-seller without offering up a bed, over in the US, with the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 following on behind.
So it is looking like compact crossovers are the in-thing right now and it doesn’t seem to matter if they are bland either. In fact the only vehicles that have done better in sales are the full sized pickups, the mid-sized have even been left behind.
SUVs along with crossovers have enjoyed year after year growth with each of the months that pass by. Nearly all the top-selling sedans have been slowing down in growth, with the exception being the Honda Civic.
The compact sedan has been going against the current thanks to the new looks of the tenth generation. Due to this Honda is keeping their fingers crossed that the design language is going to be extended over to the next gen of the Honda CR-V.
As the crossover has been attracting buyers in the form it is at the moment, with boring looks, then you can imagine how well it might do if the aesthetics were sportier. It could mean that the vehicle would be able to double or even triple the Honda Civic success. Of course it wouldn’t be based solely on the new looks of the Honda CR-V alone.
It is thought that the fifth generation of the SUV is coming with three and two rows and we have also heard a plug-in hybrid could be on the way. The redesign of the Honda CR-V will offer up the turbocharged four cylinder engine, which may be the 1.5 litre from the Honda Civic, which offers up 174 horses.